Praise for hospitals for weekend care

The Argus: Hospice grant will help provide home care and support in Chailey

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Hospitals have won national acclaim for their efforts in providing better and safer care at weekends.

Lack of beds for mental health patients

The Argus: Lisa Rodrigues wrote in her midweek message that Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust could not have managed without taking this urgent step

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A mental health trust has been forced to use private beds for adults because it does not have enough of its own available.

Midwife struck off after failing to care for unborn baby

The Argus: Health visitor fired for failings while working at Hove clinic

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A long-standing midwife who senior colleagues said could not cope with the stresses of the job has been struck off after she failed to properly care for a seriously ill unborn baby who was subsequently stillborn.

Hospital redevelopment decision coming in 'near future'

The Argus: Public urged to ease A&E pressure

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A decision on a long-awaited hospital redevelopment is expected “in the near future”, according to a Government health minister.

Changes to chemotherapy after complaint

The Argus: A patient had to be rescued from a hospital roof after falling from a window.

11:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

Chemotherapy is now double checked at a specialist cancer centre in Brighton after a patient made an official complaint.

Gastric bug closes four Worthing Hospital wards

The Argus: Worthing Hospital

5:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

Four hospital wards have been affected by an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea.

NHS survey reveals near mistakes and stress at hospitals

The Argus: Hospice grant will help provide home care and support in Chailey

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

A third of hospital workers in Sussex say they have seen potentially harmful mistakes and near misses in the past month.

Hospital hires more than 60 nurses from overseas in recruitment drive

The Argus: Brighton's NHS bracing itself for a busy winter

11:00am Friday 7th March 2014

A total of 64 foreign nurses have been taken on to work in hospitals in Sussex.

Missed appointments costing NHS in Sussex millions of pounds

The Argus: Free NHS health checks at Bucks libraries

5:20am Friday 7th March 2014

Thousands  of hospital appointments are being missed every month, potentially costing the NHS millions of pounds a year.

Six figure payout for Albourne woman in botched surgery after horse fall

The Argus: Caroline Jeanne

6:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A woman left living with constant pain in her shoulder following surgery has received a six-figure settlement.

Protesters want action on the widening pay gap at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton

The Argus: Protesters want action on the widening pay gap at hospital

1:20pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Demonstrators protested about planned cuts to workers at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

St John Ambulance after two-wheeled wonders in Sussex to help at events

The Argus: St john Ambulance after two-wheeled wonders in Sussex to help at events

7:00am Friday 28th February 2014

First-aiders are being asked to get on their bike to help save a life.

Union to stage protest outside Brighton hospital over nursing pay cut

The Argus: Public urged to ease A&E pressure

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Angry NHS workers are staging a demonstration in protest against cuts in pay.

Mentally ill teen sent 275 miles to Bury hospital as no beds in Sussex

The Argus: Mentally ill teen sent 275 miles to Bury hospital as no beds in Sussex

12:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

A teenager with serious mental health problems was sent to a hospital 275 miles away because there were no suitable beds for them closer to home.

Hospital still on highest level of alert

The Argus: Public urged to ease A&E pressure

5:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

A hospital trust is continuing to operate at the highest level of alert as staff work to free up beds.

Health boss sorry for 'blame, fear and bullying' highlighted in staff survey

The Argus: Lisa Rodrigues wrote in her midweek message that Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust could not have managed without taking this urgent step

5:20am Friday 7th February 2014

A health boss has apologised unreservedly to staff after a survey revealed harsh criticisms of her trust’s culture and leadership.

Sussex charity helping children with brain tumours

The Argus: Sussex charity helping children with brain tumours

5:00am Friday 7th February 2014

A Sussex charity is helping to fund a research project that could change the way children with brain tumours are treated.

Coldean teenager describes her three-year battle against cancer

The Argus: Whitehawk teenager describes her three-year battle against cancer

4:00am Sunday 2nd February 2014

A teenager has spoken courageously about her three-year battle with cancer and her experience of the “horrible side of life”.

Haywards Heath midwife named midwife of the year

The Argus: Caroline Burton (right) celebrates with Louise Whitmore and baby Zachary after her win

5:20am Saturday 25th January 2014

A midwife who cared for a mother during a harrowing stillbirth has won a prestigious national award.

More than 12 mental health workers in Sussex attacked every week

The Argus: Have your say: World Mental Health day

4:30am Saturday 25th January 2014

More than a dozen workers at a Sussex mental health trust are attacked every week.

Transferring patients at Royal Sussex County Hospital proves problem in bad weather

The Argus: A patient had to be rescued from a hospital roof after falling from a window.

10:32am Tuesday 14th January 2014

Wet and windy weather is causing “farcical” scenes as patients are transferred from one part of a hospital to another.

One in six expectant mothers in East Sussex still smoke

The Argus: One in six expectant mothers in East Sussex still smoke

6:20am Sunday 12th January 2014

One in six pregnant women in East Sussex are putting the health of their unborn babies at risk by continuing to smoke.

Extra pressure on Royal Sussex County Hospital as 'bed-blocking' patients tie up resources

The Argus: Public urged to ease A&E pressure

5:30am Saturday 11th January 2014

Dozens of bed-blocking patients are languishing in hospital because nursing home and rehabilitation beds cannot be found for them.

Reasons for Sussex hospital trips in last year revealed

The Argus: Ambulance on a 999 call in car crash

5:00am Sunday 5th January 2014

Falling out of a tree, being bitten by a dog and tripping up in the snow are just some of the reasons why accident-prone Sussex residents are ending up in hospital.

One in ten young people in Brighton and Hove struggle with depression

The Argus: MONEY PROBLEMS: Losing jobs and other financial worries are being blamed for a surge in referrals to Sussex mental health services

10:23am Thursday 2nd January 2014

More than one in 10 young people living in Brighton and Hove have experienced symptoms of mental illness as a direct result of unemployment, a report warns today.

Sussex students ban booze for a month to raise cash

The Argus: Sussex students ban booze for a month to raise cash (Pic: Hannah Brackenbury/Cancer Research UK)

9:25am Thursday 2nd January 2014

Party -loving students have promised to banish the booze in January to raise money for charity.

Scheme sees dying wishes honoured for Brighton and Hove terminally ill

The Argus: Scheme sees dying wishes honoured for Brighton and Hove terminally ill

11:11am Tuesday 31st December 2013

More than three-quarters of terminally ill people in Brighton and Hove are able to die where they want to.

Sussex babies’ lives ‘put at risk’ after Government decision to not to test for deadly infection

The Argus: Sussex babies’ lives ‘put at risk’ after Government decision to not to test for deadly infection

9:30am Tuesday 31st December 2013

A “catastrophic” decision not to specifically test pregnant women for a deadly infection is putting babies’ lives at risk, a charity has warned.

Little Abigail’s story highlights need for liver donors in Sussex

The Argus: Little Abigail’s story highlights need for liver donors in Sussex

3:05pm Monday 30th December 2013

The mother of a little girl who had a liver transplant at just eight months old is urging people to sign up to the organ donor register.

Brighton locked-in miracle man defies medical experts

The Argus: Brighton locked-in miracle man defies medical experts

6:00am Monday 30th December 2013

A grandfather continues to defy doctors who had written him off for dead 20 years ago.

Sussex smokers urged to quit in New Year call

The Argus: 20 Brighton and Hove children start smoking every week

6:00am Monday 30th December 2013

Smokers across Sussex are being urged to kick the habit in the New Year.

Brighton and Hove residents using A&E instead of more appropriate services

The Argus: Ambulance on a 999 call in car crash

6:00am Saturday 28th December 2013

A watchdog has warned patients are continuing to use a hospital's accident and emergency department when they could receive more appropriate treatment elsewhere.

Keep funds coming for operation for little Oliver from Steyning

The Argus: Oliver Poinsignon says thank you as The Argus readers help with Christmas wish

4:00pm Friday 27th December 2013

The fundraising campaign to help a little boy jump, run and climb like other youngsters is showing no signs of slowing.

Worthing teen died after doctors did not check for tumour, inquest hears

The Argus: Lucy Goulding

9:27am Friday 13th December 2013

A teenage girl whose brain tumour was missed by doctors was “highly likely” to have survived if she’d had a scan just hours before her death.

£30m redevelopment plans revealed for two Sussex hospitals

The Argus: Campaigners call for a full maternity unit return at Eastbourne District General Hospital

6:30am Friday 13th December 2013

Plans for a £30 million redevelopment at two hospitals have been revealed.

Child obesity rates falling

The Argus: The rate of child obesity is increasing.

7:52am Thursday 12th December 2013

The battle of the Year 6 bulge is being won.

Warning over cases of potential killer bug at Sussex hospitals

The Argus: Public urged to ease A&E pressure

7:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

A hospital trust is facing fines of thousands of pounds if it does not keep down the number of patients who develop a potentially fatal bug.

Fewer smokers in Sussex trying to quit

The Argus: 20 Brighton and Hove children start smoking every week

6:00am Friday 1st November 2013

Fewer smokers across Sussex are looking for help to kick the habit.

Family of Horsham teenager diagnosed with rare condition backing charity

The Argus: Family of Horsham teenager diagnosed with rare condition backing charity

4:30am Friday 1st November 2013

A teenager spent most of his childhood struggling to make sense of what people were saying to him before finally being diagnosed with an often unrecognised condition.

2,000 people to march in protest over NHS changes in Sussex

The Argus: Public urged to ease A&E pressure

7:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

Up to 2,000 people are expected to take part in an NHS mass march and demo this weekend.

Orchid Care care home review ‘bias’ questioned

The Argus: ‘Appalling’ that failing care home Orchid View staff walk into new jobs

4:50pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Questions have been raised over the independence of a review into failings at a care home riddled with neglect.

Sussex women putting lives at risk by not getting smear test

The Argus: Sussex women putting lives at risk by not getting smear test

6:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

Thousands of women across Sussex are putting their lives at risk by not getting tested for cervical cancer.

NHS inspectors raise concerns over high risk of poor care in Sussex hospitals

The Argus: Campaigners call for a full maternity unit return at Eastbourne District General Hospital

9:24am Friday 25th October 2013

A Sussex hospital trust has been identified as having one of the highest risks of providing poor care in the country.

Jobs at Sussex mental health trust could go due to outsourcing plans, unions claim

7:00am Sunday 20th October 2013

Fears have been raised about the future of up to 40 jobs at a mental health trust, which unions say are under threat from outsourcing plans.

Fear over whooping cough outbreak in Sussex as pregnant women fail to be vaccinated

The Argus: Whooping cough outbreak not slowing in Sussex

5:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

Newborn babies could be at risk of whooping cough following a sharp drop in the number of pregnant women getting vaccinated.

Health trust spends £275,000 on agency to save millions of pounds

The Argus: East Sussex Healthcare Trust is responsible for the Conquest Hospital in Bexhill and Eastbourne District General Hospital

6:00am Friday 18th October 2013

A health trust battling to save millions of pounds has brought in an independent agency to turn its money problems around – at a cost of £275,000.

Campaign launched to stop third of patients visiting A&E when they do not need to

The Argus: Campaign launched to stop third of patients visiting A&E when they do not need to

5:00am Friday 18th October 2013

A campaign has been launched in a bid to stop Brighton’s A&E department being overwhelmed this winter.

Midwife accused of leaving expectant mothers alone as they bled

The Argus: Phillip Abayomi Adewale Aderinola was not present at the Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing

4:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013

A midwife is being investigated over claims she left expectant mothers alone while they were bleeding.

Miracle Haywards Heath toddler makes family Stand Up To Cancer

The Argus: Miracle Haywards Heath toddler makes family Stand Up To Cancer

6:00am Friday 11th October 2013

Toddler Evane Hinton is described as a little miracle by her family because by rights she should not be here.

Burgess Hill cancer patient's blog gains international acclaim

The Argus: Burgess Hill cancer patient's blog gains international acclaim

7:00am Sunday 6th October 2013

A young breast cancer patient has attracted interest from around the world after she created a blog to talk about her experiences.



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